Translation/Localization: Language packs from FF 56 or PM?

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Translation/Localization: Language packs from FF 56 or PM?

Postby LigH1L » Sat, 18 Nov 2017, 10:36

Would the current Basilisk browser support UI translations via language packs from Firefox 56 or a current Pale Moon, or would you have to provide specific packs?

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Re: Translation/Localization: Language packs from FF 56 or PM?

Postby Moonchild » Sun, 19 Nov 2017, 12:39

Current development does not take localization into account (it would be much too complex to constantly update translations whenever strings change in UXP/Basilisk). It's not stable enough yet (as in: things are very much in flux, especially front-end wise) to think about doing localization.
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Re: Translation/Localization: Language packs from FF 56 or PM?

Postby balaco » Wed, 22 Nov 2017, 01:41

Moonchild wrote:Current development does not take localization into account (it would be much too complex to constantly update translations whenever strings change in UXP/Basilisk). It's not stable enough yet (as in: things are very much in flux, especially front-end wise) to think about doing localization.


That is a very sad thing to read. Even if the translation is only partial (coming from Firefox), I would like to use my language instead of English only.

Keeping it always 100% done is not even close to necessary.

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Re: Translation/Localization: Language packs from FF 56 or PM?

Postby fipsy » Fri, 24 Nov 2017, 03:04

balaco wrote:Keeping it always 100% done is not even close to necessary.

I would support that. But I also understand that the effort required to maintain translations is considerable and takes a lot of time. Would it perhaps be an option to split up the translations among different people and automate them halfway? I would be ready for the German language to help in this respect. Another solution might even be to fully automate the translation process by using a good translation system such as Deepl (https://www.deepl.com/translator).

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Re: Translation/Localization: Language packs from FF 56 or PM?

Postby balaco » Thu, 10 May 2018, 20:42

fipsy, I agree with you. If importing translation from Firefox is not possible (and I imagine it is), I could contribute with translations for (any) Portuguese, which is my mother language.


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